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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Blues And The Beat - Henry Mancini

The Blues
The Blues And The Beat
Henry Mancini
Produced by Dick Pierce
Recording Engineer: Al Schmitt
Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California on February 22, 26 and 29, 1960
Back cover photo: Bobby Helfer
Two Moods
RCA Victor LSP-2147


Woodwinds - Ted Nash, Ronny Lang, Gene Cipriano - Harry Klee - Wilbur Schwartz
Trumpets - Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Graham Young
French Horns - Vincent DeRossa, Sinclair Lott, John Graas, Richard Perissi, George Price, Herman Lebow
Piano - Johnny Williams
Guitar - Bob Bain
Bass - Roland Bundock
Drums - Jack Sperling
Vibes and Marimba - Victor Feldman
Vibes - Larry Bunker

From Billboard - August 1, 1960: Mancini and a group of first-class musicians are featured on a group of moody blues themes on one side and excitingly original jazz treatments on the flip. Unusual instrumentation make package particularly effective with appeal for jazz fans as well as the pop market. This album doesn't hav the assist of a big TV show (a la Mancini's "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" best sellers) but quality-wise it's first rate.

The Blues
Smoke Rings
Blue Flame
After Hours
Mood Indigo
The Beat
Big Noise From Winnetka
Alright, Okay, You Win
Tippin' In
How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me
Sing, Sing, Sing

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